Resources from Exodus

All or None; or, Compromises Refused: A Sermon with Five Texts

I SHALL have five texts— one of them a good one, the other four bad.The first text is good. It is God’s text. Exodus x. 26:— “There shall not an hoof be left behind.” That is God’s text, and the whole sermon will illustrate it by exposing the compromises with which it was met.      The other four are Pharaoh’s texts, or, if you like, the devil’s, for that is...

Exodus 8:25-28

Choice Food for Pilgrims to Canaan

MAY the inexpressibly precious promises of our text be fulfilled to every one of you throughout the whole of your lives. What could heart desire, or mind conceive beyond the heaped-up blessedness of my text? God’s presence and God’s rest— a ring of finest gold set with the choicest pearl. The benedictions arc worthy of God himself, and such as only his boundless love could have uttered. Think them over,...

Exodus 33:14

The Shining of the Face of Moses

May 18 A FAST of forty days does not improve the appearance of a man’s countenance: he looks starved, wrinkled, old, haggard. Moses had fasted forty days twice at the least; and according to many competent authorities the tenth chapter of Deuteronomy seems to imply that he fasted forty days three times in quick succession. I will not assert or deny the third forty days; but it is certain that, with a...

Exodus 34:29-35

The Great Emancipator

Mar 8 GOD had a people in Egypt. They were his own, the people of his choice. Although they had been grievously oppressed, and had sunk into ignominious slavery, his interest in their welfare had in no degree lessened. The Lord’s purpose in sending Moses down into Egypt was that he might fetch out that people from among the nations to make them a separate people to himself, that he might give...

Exodus 4:22-23, 6:1

Prosperity Under Persecution

Jan 15      The children of this world are wise in their generation. Their policy may be short-sighted and their stratagems crooked, nevertheless the world admires the wisdom of their counsels, and makes light of the craftiness of their projects. In their opposition to the Christian church, the men of the world might certainly have been as well able to outwit her by the variety of their manoeuvres as to overwhelm...

Exodus 1:10-12

A Holy Celebration

Oct 20 OF course you will understand that our text relates to the Passover. This is its first meaning. The Israelites were enjoined never to forget that they were once slaves in Egypt, and that God with a strong hand brought them forth. To help their memories an ordinance was instituted, which was to be celebrated every year by every person in the nation; and the young children were to be taught...

Exodus 12:42

Both Sides of the Shield

May 14 IN trying to understand the truth of God we are in great danger of being one-sided. One man catches at part of a truth, and says, “That is it, and that is the whole of it.” Another man lays hold of another side of truth, and he says, “This is the whole of it;” and straightway there arises a contention between them. They are like the men who quarrelled as...

Exodus 17:8-9

Entangled in the Land

Sep 21 ISRAEL was clean escaped from Egypt. Not a hoof of their cattle was left behind; nor foot of child or aged man remained in the house of bondage. But though they were gone, they were not forgotten by the tyrant who had enslaved them. They had been a very useful body of workers; for they had built treasure cities and storehouses for Pharaoh. Compelled to work without wages, they cost...

Exodus 14:3

The Iniquity of our Holy Things

Jul 6 DEAR friends, I must begin by reminding you that we are not in this place dealing with unconverted men in their sins, but with God’s people Israel in their holy things. I say this because we must never forget that “without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin”; and when we are dealing with certain types, it must be understood that the blood has done its essential work....

Exodus 28:36-38

A Question for Communicants

Jun 1 IN a spiritual religion, everything must be understood. That which is not spiritual, but ritualistic, contents itself with the outward form. Under the Jewish dispensation, there was a very strong tendency in that direction; but it was kept to some extent in check. Under the Christian faith, this tendency must not be tolerated at all. We must know the meaning of what we do; otherwise we are not profited. We...

Exodus 12:26